12 December 2018

Russian icebreaker burst into flames at St. Petersburg

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According to the results of a preliminary investigation, the blaze was caused by violations of safety rules by the company contracted to build the vessel. reports citing Sputnik.

A video of the fire on board Russia's future Project 22600 icebreaker the Viktor Chernomyrdin, currently under construction at the Admiralty Shipyard in Saint Petersburg, has appeared on social media.

The fire was localised by 9.10 p.m. and put out about 10.00 p.m.

Some 15 fire trucks and more than 75 firefighters were on scene battling the blaze.

Two people suffered burns. One of them, an employee from a contracting organisation, was taken to a hospital with severe hand burns.

The fire seriously damaged equipment, cables, and sheathing in the ship’s technical quarters.

2018.11.28 / 14:07
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